One of the lasts shows was here in Minneapolis, which turned out to be great event and there was easily a few hundred people in attendance. We look forward to participating in the future.
The main talk we gave was about using ‘The Cloud as a Peripheral’, in reference to the past 15 years of what seems like an arms race for microcontrollers and adding peripherals to them (UARTs, SPI, LCD controller, Ethernet, Flash, WiFi, USB, USB 2.0, Graphics Accelerators, and the list continues). In summary, the cloud is the next in this line of whats new in the world of microcontrollers and products. Much like USB and UART before it, it opens the door to use for a number of functions, like data storage, user interfaces, control, in the field updates, connections to other devices, and it really has an inifinite number of different uses.
We’ll dedicate an entire post to this topic soon, it’s an interesting look at where products are going. I think we have access to a video of one of the sessions and we’ll get that posted as soon as it becomes available.